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2010 SPARCRAFT CATALOGUE SUMMARY

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GROUPE LOSANGE & SPARCRAFT PRESENTATION

GRAND PRIX SPARS

S RANGE MASTS

FURLING MASTS (F RANGE)

ONE DESIGN MASTS

MULTI-HULLS MASTS - CATAMARAN BEAMS

FURLING & REEFING SYSTEMS

STANDARD / RACING / GRAND PRIX BOOMS

FACSLIDES- BATTEN CARS SYSTEMS

SPINNAKER POLES

BOWSPRITS

CODE ZERO AND GENNAKER FURLERS

VANGS & BOOMKICKERS

HEADSTAY SYSTEMS - TUFF LUFF

LIGHTS

RUNNING & STANDING RIGGING

P 2 - 8

P 9 - 12

P 13 - 28

P 29 - 32

P 33 - 34

P 35 - 38

P 39 - 40

P 41 - 47

P 48

P 49 - 52

P 53

P 54

P 55 - 58

P 59 - 60

P61 - 64

P 65 - 68


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INNOVATION & SYNERGY

M A S T S - R I G G I N G

Four joint companies, all specialized in marine

equipment, form the Losange Group: Facnor (furling

and reefing systems), Sparcraft (mast & spars),

Sparcraft-US (located in the USA) and Sparcraft

Rigging. The activity of the subsidiaries being complementary,

the Losange Group is able to offer a full

mast/rigging/furling system package and remains

an advantageous partner for boat builders, dealers

and charter sailing companies.

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The Losange Group, focusing on a long-term based development, has become one of the

leaders in the worldwide marine industry. This pole position results from great involvement

in innovation – supported by an engineering synergy (design and development

centre) – and from a constant dialogue with customers. A wide distribution network in France

and abroad also explains this successful growth.

M A S T S & H A R D W A R E

■ SPARCRAFT : For over 40 years, Sparcraft has been associated with technical excellence and innovation in design

and production of high quality masts, booms and deck equipment. Sparcraft operates a large production capacity

thanks to integrated study and manufacturing means, highly skilled teams and four production sites. Sparcraft

products regularly excel in competitions and are chosen with confidence by many shipyards and charter sailing companies.

A strong distribution network supports these products worldwide (see opposite).

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■ SPARCRAFT - US : The American company of the group, located in North Carolina , operates its

own production unit covering an area of 4000m2 and has the world’s largest anodizing baths of

21,3m in length. Benefiting from an extensive network of dealers across the United

States, Sparcraft-US is currently one of the most important aluminum mast manufacturers

in the USA and the supplier of the main American shipyards.

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- F U R L I N G S Y S T E M S

R U N N I N G & S T A N D I N G R I G G I N G

■ SPARCRAFT RIGGING (SP.R) :

SPR assembles and markets high quality standing and

running rigging to complement the Sparcraft masts and

booms. The rigging components are made from carefully

selected European stainless steel. Furthermore, the

SP.R products are manufactured using experienced and

reliable machining and forging methods. The numerous

controls and the exhaustive traceability of these products

have placed SP.R in the top rank of rigging suppliers.

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F U R L I N G & R E E F I N G S Y S T E M S

■ Worldwide

coverage of the

group present in 35

countries;

■ FACNOR : Facnor is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing furling systems. The

company supplies many shipyards as well as ocean sailors who participate in prestigious races

like the Vendée Globe, the Race and the Volvo Race, all sailing genuine “Formula One”

boats; thus supporting R&D and improvement of its product line. Distribution wise, Facnor

has developed a global network of dealers covering more than 35 countries.

■ Expertise in masts,

rigging and furling systems

acknowledged internationally;

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INTERNATIONAL NETWORK & SYNERGY

manque la Corée

■ Effective logistics guaranteed by our experience and our valuable means.

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INNOVATION & SYNERGY

Sparcraft Experience : The brand has been present

in the US since 1962 and benefits from a

great notoriety all around the world;

■ Skill : Sparcraft team consists of engineers qualified in

metallurgy as well as composite materials and benefits from a unique

know-how brought into play from the manufacturing to the marketing and the

distribution of the masts;

■ Research and development : A synergy between the conception means and the performing software

in R&D allows Sparcraft to achieve effective development studies;

■ Dynamism : Sparcraft identity is revealed through its human resources based on competences and

dynamism;

■ Intelligence in conception : Sparcraft is the warranty of an absolute rigor and unquestioned expertise

concerning the choice of geometries offered.

PRODUCTION & SYNERGY

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■ Important production capacity : thanks to the synergy of means (six production

sites), the Losange Group supplies 5000 masts, 7000 furling systems, 8000 riggings

(about 80 000 cables) per year;

■ Anodizing baths : the longest in the world (21.5m in the US and 19.50m in

France) : all our mast extrusions are welded and manufactured before anodizing;

■ Electrostatic power painting box;

■ Plasma CNC cutting machine;

■ CNC and traditional machining.

QUALITY CONTROL

■ Controls : Our metrology department is equipped with the measuring tools needed to insure

the constant conformity of the machined parts;

■ Resistance : A series of mechanical and chemical tests ensure a complete reliability of the materials

used;

■ After-sales services : Sparcraft offers after-sales services to guarantee the durability of your

product.


E X P E R T I S E &

C O M P E T E N C E

KNOW-HOW &

RIGGING EXPERTISE

>> The Sparcraft

signature:

A 40-year old experience in the

marine industry, know-how acknowledged

by the main shipyards,

important conception

and production means and a

network of skilled dealers have

led Sparcraft to the highest rank

of international masts manufacturers.

The Sparcraft signature on your

mast guarantees the quality of

the materials, the intelligence in

conception and the reliability of

the production.

I N T R O D U C T I O N

SPARCRAFT

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SPARCRAFT:GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Expertise & competence

For many years, Sparcraft has been associated with technical excellence and innovation in the marine

industry. The company has important production capacities thanks to integrated study and

manufacturing methods, experimented teams and four production sites : La Rochelle, St-Vaast-la-

Hougue, Vannes (France) and Charlotte (NC USA). Sparcraft products regularly reach the first ranks in

competition and are confidently chosen by the main shipyards and charter sailing companies in the

world. A strong distribution network supports these products internationally.

SPARCRAFT EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE

■ The mast sections are extruded from aluminum blocks from

first foundry. They are carefully selected amongst prime quality

European alloys;

■ Your mast benefits from a rigorous monitoring from the raw

material to the manufacturing;

Sparcraft benefits from a well-known and acknowledged

expertise in the masts geometry study;

■ Research and development : A highly qualified engineering team in metallurgy

and composite guarantees the feasibility of the project ;

■ The Research Department establishes models and simulations of what could occur

in critical moments and insures the mast resistance during severe weather conditions.

PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

■ Important production capacity: more than 5000 masts per year and a synergy of

production methods (see page 4);

■ Four production sites;

■ Longest anodizing baths in the world (USA);

■ Plasma cutting and CNC machining;

■ A unique know-how from the production team.

NETWORK PERFORMANCE

■ Our distributors all around the world have been chosen for their expertise

and their capacity to answer perfectly to your demand (see opposite box);

■ The chartered agents are brought together in the Sparcraft network and

guarantee the speed and the capacity of intervention. The provisions of the

services are executed by real

rigging professionals

(see opposite).

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SAPA GROUP

SAPA GROUP


SPARCRAFT

■ S range (p13) : Sparcraft offers a wide product range perfectly

adapted to the market needs, from traditional to furling masts. They can be

adapted to all cruising boats in large series, for a coastal or oceanic navigation,

as well as for the needs of performing rigging in racing or cruising/racing.

■ F range - furling masts (p.29) : For manual furling masts Sparcraft only use furling

system with worm drive. This system is the only one that allows a perfect control system

with no overriding of the furling line and that can be controlled singlehanded (2-hand

control). Sparcraft also offers electric and hydraulic motorizations permitting to reduce the

mainsail from the cockpit.

■ Compatibility between the ranges : for the shipyards, the increased compatibility

between the ranges S and F allows them to assemble the masts chosen independently with the same mastbases

and collars as well as the running and standing rigging.

One Design

SPARCRAFT ALUMINIUM & COMPOSITE MASTS

Expertise & competence

■ One design (p.33) : The unquestioned expertise for racing and the

permanent dialogue with the classes allow us to offer products fully adapted

to the performances and the gauging rules of monotypes.

■ Grand Prix (p.9) : the Haute Couture of the masts for racing and

important cruising prototypes. Our research department can design custommade

solutions that will optimize your rigging according

to the highest criteria of upscale navigation.

■ Multi-hulls (p.35) : the Multi-hulls decks tolerate

higher efforts and accelerations than the monohulls.

The product range for the multi-hulls offered by Sparcraft is especially designed

to answer the specification charts of these variable geometries.

Grand Prix

A PRODUCT LINE ADAPTED TO YOUR PROGRAM

SPARCRAFT DEALERS NETWORK

■ A service provided by a real rigging professionals

■ Personalized quotations carried out

■ Refurbishment and service of used masts and standing

rigging

■ The serenity to navigate in safety

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SPARCRAFT : A COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE

tise & competence

NEW

NEW

PRODUCT

LINE

Carbon & Aluminium

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FROM HARDWARE TO FURLERS

To supplement its extrusions, Sparcraft offers a comprehensive range

of products adapted to your type of navigation.

Booms (p. 41)

Standard, racing and customized booms,

fittings, standard or continuous reefing

for cruising and racing;

Hardware

Sparcraft offers a range of mast hardware:

halyard exits, blocks (new range

2009 – 2010), fittings and Spinnaker

equipment, rings, deck hardware...;

Spinnaker poles (p. 49)

The Sparcraft poles have proven to be

reliable for millions of miles thanks to

simple high quality mechanisms and

tubes. New range of tapered carbon

poles;

Bowsprits (p. 53)

Sparcraft has developed a new bowsprit

as a result of a long thought and consultation

with our agents;

Mast lights (p. 61)

Thanks to its long experience in the marine

industry, Sparcraft offers a large choice

of reliable lights for navigation;

Standing and running rigging

(p. 65)

Parts made out of the best European

stainless steel and following reliable and

well-tried forging methods.

Vangs (p.55)

Two types of vangs are proposed depending

of your type of sailing requirement.

They combine simplicity and sturdiness;

Boomkickers (p. 58)

A simple and economical

vang for sailboats

from 14 to 38 feet;

Genoa furling systems (p. 39)

Complementary to the rigging

range, the furling gears have

become a necessary part on

every yacht;

Gennaker and code

zero furlers (p. 54)

Performing range of gennarker

and code zero furlers;

Facslides (p. 48)

Cars and tracks for the full

batten mainsail;

Headstay systems - Tuff

Luff (p. 59 )


E X P E R T I S E &

C O M P E T E N C E

HIGH QUALITY

SPARS

RACING & CRUISING

YACHTS

>> High quality aluminium

and carbon masts :

Sparcraft has always been wellknown

for the conception and

manufacturing of custom masts

for exceptional projects: from

America's Cup to Full Racing

and Special spars. This tailormade

"know-how" and rare

expertise are now combined

with the most modern design

technologies.

G R A N D P R I X M A S T S

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HIGH QUALITY SPARS : GRAND PRIX

Expertise & Excellence

Mast fitting on maxi yachts

(Business Project

Management) requires a

specific care. Our Custom

Team provides mast engineering

and customer services

dedicated to racing or

cruising Super yachts projects.

We can operate as

technical consultant and

master builder for a "turnkey"

service: engineering

and production coordination, including mast stepping and tuning during the sea trials.

HIGH QUALITY ENGINEERING

Technology Watch

Our experience and knowledge of the market evolution as

well as a complementary cooperation with our partners,

allows us to supply the best material and technical processes

available for both metal and composite solutions.

Rig plan and optimum spars

Our Custom Team studies meticulously maxi yacht projects with a

perfect integration of every element of the whole rig plan. This search of

perfection ensures you the optimum and adequate rigging according to

your navigation program and "sailing approach".

Engineering

Sparcraft Custom Team makes the connection between the architect, the shipyard

and the final customer in accordance with the given specifications.

Follow-up of manufacturing and assembly

Master builder: coordination between studies, control of manufacturing and

assembly. Our know how to deal with "said" custom projects is unique in field of

"Haute Couture" spars.

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Detail perfection

Sparcraft has acquired a recognized knowledge in manufacturing

special mast fittings. Each detail is approached

with utmost care and meets the high requirement of maxiyacht

specifications.


CUSTOM CONSULTING

Logistics & installation

Management of awkward transport operations and mast stepping.

Stepping, controlling & tunning

Checks, maintenance, rig adjustment.

Navigation test, final tuning

Through extensive sea trials, we guarantee the perfection and safety of all

new spars.

Engineering Performance

Sparcraft supplies on request above deck equipment:

a complete service including headsail reefing

systems, running or standing rigging, hydraulic

or electric assistance, manufacturing "one-off"

special parts...

Sailing assistance

Help to handle maxi yachts which requires a electric or hydraulic motorized

assistance for all the "sailing-navigation" operations.

Tailor-made

Sparcraft manufactures on request unique parts and special fittings in

according to customer specifications.

SPARCRAFT STRENGTHS

HIGH QUALITY SPARS : GRAND PRIX

Expertise & Excellence

■ A marine knowledge for more than 40 years at the

highest level (America's Cup, round-the-world races,

offshore cruising);

■ A know-how internationally recognized for maxi cruising

yachts;

■ An in-depth study of needs and a rigorous management

of the specifications.

Managed projects

Racing & cruising

maxi-yachts :

- Berret 115’ & 88’

- Briand 115’, 76’, 70’

- Scanu 111’

- Maxi series

- Berret 115’

- Farr 106 & 95’

- Vaton 96, 88 & 86

- Stephens 105’ & 88’

- Pedrick 82’

- Fouroux 82’

- R. Holland 82’

- Vallicelli 80, 64 & 54’

- Peterson 72 & 52’

- Felci 72’

- Starkel 79, 72, 70, 64 &

60 ‘

- Garcia 70

- open 60’ boom

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HIGH QUALITY SPARS : GRAND PRIX

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CIM 115’

CIM :

Sparcraft mast

(49,5 m height) Photo

RACING & CRUISING YACHTS

Profil

RACING

Dimensions

(mm)

Inertias (cm4 ) Weight

XX YY (Kg/m)

Various ways of navigation assistance

Sparcraft offers numerous solutions of

assistance to sailing:

- hydraulic or electric serving systems for

mainsail sheets, halyards, also reefing line;

- mast jack: hydraulic mast step fitting for tuning and tensioning

standing rigging.

"Grand Prix" booms

"Tailor made" booms adapted to maxi yacht loads : in-boom

mainsail storage (canoe and special booms according to the customer

demands). Our experience in the maxi-yacht equipment

guarantees a perfect and easy handling boom /mast fittings (see

page 46)

ø

Rope

(mm)

IMS 407 101 x 186 277 884 5.86 ø 8

IMS 40 115 x 191 300-320 785-1105 5.22 - 6.25 ø 8

IMS 45 140 x 211 499-550 1040-1708 5.68-7.45 ø 8

IMS 50 155 x 242 732-814 1567-2780 6.55-9.10 ø 8

IMS 55 I50 x 265 800-947 2074-4155 7.41-11.18 ø 8

IMS 60 185 x 306 1865-2167 4400-6895 11.27-14.89 ø 8

IMS 70 192 x 364 2365 11350 16.5 ø 10

CRUISING

15876 190 x 420 4000 18000 23.0 ø 15

T300

16384 213 x 414 5690 20620 25.6

17184 213 x 435 7855 25530 32.2

18784 213 x 475 8250 31630 34.2

18611 290 x 474 13950 40280 37.3

20611 290 x 524 18010 51560 43.1

22611 290 x 575 19560 64900 45.3

FURLERS

15083 212 x 383 5165 12730 22.8 ø 180

17883 212 x 453 7500 22400 32.1 ø 180

24311 290 x 611 22000 54000 49.1 ø 250

26711 290 x 680 24150 84770 54.8 ø 250


DESIGN

I N T E L L I G E N C E

THE SPAR ADAPTED

TO YOUR PROGRAM

S range masts P14

Mast accessories references P16 & 17

Mastheads P18

Sheaves & sheaveboxes P19

Spreaders P20 & 21

Attachments P22 & 23

Halyard exits P23

Various mast parts P24 & 25

Spinnaker pole equipment P26

Maststeps & accessories P27 & 28

>> Choose your programm,

we calculate

your mast section

Our demand compels us to supply

to you a high-performing

and secure rig. We take the

utmost care to follow-up your

mast, from design to delivery.

The S range masts (S for

Sparcraft), takes into account

the specifications for efficient

and reliable rigs.

S R A N G E M A S T S

S RANGE MASTS

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S RANGE MASTS

Sections for high-performing rigs

The S range is designed to meet the needs of rigs used on cruisers as well as in

racers. This range is the result of the Sparcraft know how and expertise acknowledged

over the world. Weight to inertia ratio, geometry or aerodynamics, nothing

is left to chance to guarantees a well-sampled mast that will ensure your sailing

comfortably.

A COMPLETE RANGE UP TO 72’

The S range sections are designed to be suitable for cruising and race yachts for up to 72’.

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S RANGE MASTS

Sections for high-performing rigs

SPARCRAFT DESIGN

We take the best mast section and the functionalities of each part to meet your specifications. The S range

thus takes into account the particularity of performing rigging: Weight to inertia ratio, geometry or aerodynamics…

The S range is adapted to a wide variety of sailboats and many different rig set-ups (mast head or fractional

rig).

The S range components have been specifically designed with easy assembly in mind, and for the reliability

of every part, and their adaptability to different sections…

WARRANTY & REFERENCES

Sparcraft brings the utmost care to the rigs, from section extrusion to the delivery.

Our after sales service is at your disposal and guarantees to you the durability of your product and

the seriousness of the follow-up of our production.

Most shipyards have already trusted us for their various ranges : Allures, C&C, Catalina, Comar, Dufour,

Elan, Feeling, First, Gibsea, Grand Soleil, Hanse, Island Packet, Jboat, JPK, Oceanis, Ovni, RM-Yachts,

Spirit, Sunbeam, Sunfast, Sun Odyssey, Tartan, X-Yacht, Wauquiez, Winner and Catamarans / Multihulls,…

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Mast accessories

Mast & boom reference S RANGE MASTS

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MARKS DESCRIPTION (SECTIONS & ACCESSORIES) Pages

- SECTIONS & REFERENCES 14 & 15

Rep 1 MASTHEAD LIGHT 61 & 64

Rep 2 et 3 STEAMING LIGHT – DECK LIGHT – LIGHTS PROTECTIONS 61 & 64

Rep 4 MASTHEAD 18

Rep 6 UPPER SHROUDS ATTACHMENTS 22 & 23

Rep 7 FAIRLEADS 23

Rep 12 INNER FORESTAY ATTACHMENTS 22

Rep 13 FORESTAY ATTACHMENT 22 & 23

Rep 15 SHEAVES & SHEAVEBOXES 19

Rep 16 INTERNAL SPI (ENTRY) 23

Rep 17 EXTERNAL SPI ATTACHMENTS 22

Rep 18-19 SPREADERS SETS 20

Rep 19 SPREADERS TIPS 21

Rep 20 & 21 SPINNAKER TRACKS & TRACK BLOCKS 26

Rep 22 SPI EQUIPMENT 26

Rep 23 HALYARD EXITS 23

Rep 24 SAIL GATES 25

Rep 25 CLAM-CLEAT 26

Rep 27 GOOSENECK ATTACHMENTS 24

Rep 28 PAD EYES -

Rep 29 ARTICULTED KICKERS 56

Rep 30 & 31 WINCH PADS 24

Rep 32 CLEATS 25

Rep 33 PAD EYES 26

Rep 38 EXTERNAL TANGS 22 & 23

Rep 39 DECK COLLAR 27

Rep 40 MAST STEP 27

Rep 42 INTERNAL WATER-PROOFING 28

Rep 48 ELECTRICAL CONDUITS AND WIRE 25 & 64

Rep 49 INTERNAL SPLICES 28

Rep 53 BLOCKS 28

BOOMS & BOOM EQUIPMENT

Rep A INBOARD END 42

Rep B OUTBOARD END 42

Rep D KICKER ATTACHMENT

S RANGE MASTS

Mast accessories

S RANGE ACCESSORIES

Rep E MAIN SHEET ATTACHMENT 42 & 43

Rep F REEFS ATTACHMENT 42 & 43

Rep G ROD KICKER 55, 56 & 57

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S RANGE MASTS

Mast accessories - Mastheads

All our mastheads are made from extruded sections, and designed specially for each section;

All our mastheads are welded to the section before anodizing, which makes for better performance

of the mast (longer durability and better tuning)w;

Different types of mastheads are available depending on the sections: mast head rigs or

fractional rig, tapered or not tapered;

The furling masts are delivered without a taper.

Mast head rig

Set for 4 halyards

(main halyard, main

sheet topping lift, and

two jib halyards).

Optional: single or

double external spi

attachment

Mast head rig

with taper

Same configuration as

above, but tapered.

Fractional rig

Set for 4 halyards (main

halyard, main sheet topping

lift, and two spinnaker

halyards).

The taper :

- Two cuts are made at the top of the mast, with a comma-shape which keeps the aft face

of the mast straight. The taper minimizes the weight at the top and lowers the centre of

gravity. It is also an esthetical element and makes for better control of the longitudinal

curve of the mast.

- The taper is supplied polished or non-polished.

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SPARCRAFT MASTHEADS

Mastheads configurations

Mashead toggles

Fractional rig

with taper

Same configuration as

above, but tapered

The toggles are adapted to the mastheads sections ( N°3 ou N°4 ) and to the diameters of the wires.

Toggles Mastheads N°4 Mastheads N°3

ø pin (mm) ø 6 ø 8 ø 10 ø 10 ø 12 ø 14* ø 16 ø 18

ø wire (mm) ø 3 ø 4 and ø 5 ø 5 and 6 ø 5 and 6 ø 6, ø 7 and ø 8 ø 10* ø 10 ø 12

* Specific use for ø 14 mm pin


S RANGE MASTS

Sheaves & sheaves boxes - Masts accessories

INJECTED SHEAVES

A B C

27 10 8 6

30 10 8 6

40 10 8 6

40 15 10 8

48 12,5 10 8

50 14,5 10 10

60 14,5 10 12

60 18,5 12 12

85 15 22 14

85 19,5 16 14

85 20 22 14

MACHINED SHEAVES

A B C

35 15 10 8

36 10 8 8

40 10 8,5 8

40 17 10 8

48 17 10,5 10

48 17 14,2 10

50 13,5 10,2 10

50 16 12,1 10

60 12,5 10,5 10

60 12,5 12,5 10

60 14,5 10,2 12

60 15 12,5 12

60 19 12,5 12

60 20 12,5 12

67 16 12,5 14

65 21 18,5 14

70 14 35,7 14

80 15 12 14

80 19,5 16,5 14

80 21 12,2 14

85 19 22,5 14

90 16 14 14

90 21 18,5 14

110 21 18,5 16

140 21 20,5 16

ø max advice

halyard

ø max advice

halyard

TRIED AND TESTED SHEAVES

■ Sheaves

The sheaves have been chosen after a series of software, chemical,

and mechanical tests, ensuring their durability.

SHEAVEBOXES

■ Sheaveboxes

Several sizes and various options are offered to you (plastic, aluminum,

stainless steel…).

HA8

Type of

sheaveboxe

Plastique

ø10

Textile

diameter (mm)

External

dimensions (mm)

(A x B)

ø10 75 x 25

HA8 plastic ø8 104 x 28

HA08 alu ø 8 104 x 23

HA4409 ø 10 106 x 17

Aluminium

ø14 115 x 34

ø14 reinforced 115 x 34

ø12 Single Perf. 85 x 22

ø16 158 x 40

ø16 reinforced

Stainless steel

158 x 40

ø14 166 x 55

Boxes ext. Dimensions

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S RANGE MASTS

Mast accessories - Spreaders sections

SPREADER SECTIONS

In-line or swept-back

In-line

spreaders

Spreader 1 Spreader 2 Spreader 3

S35 BF2 BF2

S50 BF2 BF2

S67 BF2 BF2

S80 BF2 BF2

S137 BF2 BF2

S180 BF3 BF3

S260 BF3 BF3 BF3

S305 BF3 BF3 BF3

S330 BF3 BF3 BF3

S385 BF4 BF3 BF3

S460 BF4 BF4 BF3

S580 BF4 BF4 BF3

S622 BF4 BF4 BF4

S740

BF4

(BF5 + reinforced)

BF4 BF4

S830 BF5 BF5 BF4

S1060 BF5 BF5 BF4

S1395 BF5 BF5 BF5

S1630 BF5 BF5 BF5

S2100 BF5 BF5 BF5

S2390 BF6 BF5 BF5

S3360 BF6 BF6 BF5

S4600 BF6 BF6 BF6

S7800 Contact us

Swept-back

spreaders

Sections

XX’

Inertias

YY’

Dimensions

(mm)

Weight

(kg/m)

BF 2 6 1,1 19 x 55 0,7 6

BF 3 27,2 5,9 30 x 74 1,2 6

BF 4 63 7,7 35 x 105 1,8 6

BF 5 209 18,9 44 x 154,5 2,8 6

BF 6 362 39,4 53 x 167 3,4 6

Type of spreaders for every level and every section :

This chart is a first tool to help chose the spreaders,

but the final choice must be validated by a calculation.

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“Aerofoil” sections

Standard

Length (m)

The spreaders are profiled and assembled to the

mast with a system of through bars allowing a better

tuning of the mast.

The spreader sections are clear anodized, tapered

and machined to length, for angles from 0° to 25°.

Lower spreaders sections are fitted with a pad

eyes for the flag.

Each spreaders kit is marked with a bar code that

guaranties the strict follow-up

of the product cycle.

ADVANTAGES OF SPARCRAFT

SPREADERS

The sparcraft spreaders

sections are profiled at the

back and offer all these

advantages: less weight, esthetics and

good aerodynamics flow


Stainless steel bars

These stainless steel bars allow angles of spreaders from 0 up to

25° and a 5° dihedral up. They include the fixings for diagonals with

stemballs.

Continuous or discontinuous tips

S RANGE MASTS

Spreaders sections - Mast accessories

Aluminum bars

These bars allow an angulation of the spreaders from 0 up to 30° and

a 0° dihedral for catamarans and a 5° dihedral up for monohulls. It is

necessary to plan internal tangs (shell) or external tangs to attach the

diagonals under.

Continuous spreader tips consist of a base and a terminal making it

easier for the wire to go through, without damaging the spreader section.

Moreover, we supply a plastic protection cap which minimises damage to

the Genoa (headsail) when changing direction.

Discontinuous spreader tips allow a good articulation of the different parts of the wire. The diagonals

attachment is very close to the verticals in order to avoid a negative lever effect. Our discontinuous

tips can except wire, compact strand or rod standing riggings for the same rig without any modification.

Continuous / discontinuous rigging

Continuous rigging Discontinuous rigging

Discontinuous rigging assembly

upper

vertical

(V)

lower

vertical

(V)

SPREADER BARS

SPREADER TIPS

Diagonal

(D)

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S RANGE MASTS

Tangs

Internal tangs

Stainless steel bars : the backing shells are used for the tangs of the upper shrouds and

front lower shrouds;

Aluminium bars : the backing shells are used for the lower, upper and intermediate

shrouds.

Shells N°2 N°2,5 N°3 N°3,7 N°4 N°5

L x i 80 x 32 65 x 32 80 x 38 98 x 45 111 x 58 123 x 66

ø wire ø 4 ø 5 ø 6 ø 7 ø 8 ø 10

Cut length 40 x 27 42 x 26 47 x 29 69 x 37 89 x 51 89 x 56

ø12 : contact us

External tangs

Single or double: the external tangs are advised for ocean-going yachts. They

make for easier articulation of the wire to the chainplate. External tangs are designed

to take stemball fittings which are easily exchangeable with manual fittings,

in case of accident. Single tangs are also used for runners.

- single or doubles : for wire ø3 / ø 4 and ø 5 / ø 6 ø 7 et ø8 / ø10, ø12 /

ø14, ø16.

Attachments for fractional rigs

The design is the same as for our forestay attachment, we

supply them with or without spi spectacles, to be able to free

the halyard point of the forestay equipment, for example for a

gennaker.

- wire tangs for wire ø 5 to 8;

- machined tangs for ø 10 to 14;

- welded tangs for wire ø 16 and up (see p. 23).

Baby stay, staysail,

or inner forestay attachments

These are assembled in one piece on masts build at the factory, and are available

in two pieces for the aftersale market. This part is design to take the weight of the wire

from inside the section, which gives it a better resistance than with an internal tang, like

a backing shell, or T tangs.

* in two pieces : available for ø 6, ø 8, ø10

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BACKING TANGS

LONGITUDINAL TANGS

wire tangs

ø wire for ø 5 à 8

with or without spectacles

single or double external tangs

(with crossing pin)

machined tangs

ø wire for ø 10 à 14

Baby stay attachment

i

L


Rig model Rig diameter

Section ø3 ø4 ø5 ø6 ø7 ø8 ø10 ø12 ø14 ø16 ø19

S35 T T

S50 T T T

S67 T T/F T/F

S80 T T/F

S137 F F

S180 F F F

S260 F F F

S265 E F F F

S305 F F F

S330 F F F

S365 E F F F

S385 F F CI

S460 F CI

S580 F CI

S560E F CI

S622 F CI CI

S740 CI CI

S760 E CI CI

S830 CI CI CI

S1060 CI CI

S980 E CI CI

S1395 CI CI CA

S1410 E CI CI CA

S1630 CI CI CA

S2100 CI CI CA CA

S1980 E CI CI CA CA

S2390 CI CI CA CA

S2600 E CI CI CA CA

S3360 CA CA

S4600 CA CA

Gennaker, asymetric spinnaker, N°2 jib

Stainless steel lead small and large size;

Spi spectacles;

Halyard exit protection s/s fairlead ø 10;

Gennaker blocks ø 80 and ø 90.

Protections and halyards exits

We use only two types of cuts for halyards exits:

small and large size. The masts can be supplied

equally with plastic or stainless steel exits

Stainless steel leads

Legend :

S RANGE MASTS

Tangs

T = internal tang for T

F = wire tangs

CI = s/s tangs

CA = aluminium tang

internal tang for T

welding tangs

Please see also the Sparcraft

Rigging catalogue (SP.R introduction :

please see page 65)

FAIRLEADS & GENNAKER BLOCKS

Gennaker

blocks

PROTECTIONS & HALYARD EXITS

Delrin

ø 12 et ø 18

ø 12

(stainless

steel

moulded)

ø 24

(stainless

steel

moulded)

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Standard gooseneck with reefing hook

Bracket, s/s pin and toggle set-up allowing horizontal rotation and rake of the boom.

The reefs are quickly attached thanks to the rings, or reefing hooks (stainless steel).

Standard gooseneck for continuous reefs

The reefing hook is replaced by a reefing line guide.

Standard gooseneck for furling masts

They have no reefing hook or ring. Six sizes are available.

Vang fittings (mast side)

All sparcraft fittings are designed to be compatible with the complete vang

range. These fittings spread the load of the vang (see also chapter booms

page 42).

Shackles of tack point

Sparcraft exclusive: the new tack shackles have a captive pin so

are impossible to lose :

- thread ø 8 mm / Length between shakle ends : 28 mm.

- thread ø 6 mm / Length between shakle ends : 24 mm

Winch pads

Side winch pad, rear winch pad, anticorrosion pad

* Specific product

Anticorrosion pads

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S RANGE MASTS

Mast accessories

GOOSENECK & VANGS FITTINGS

WINCH PADS & ANTICORROSION PADS

Side winch pad

Mast

sections

S137

Dimensions 80

x 90

Rear winch pad

Mast

sections

S67

Dimensions 80

x 80

S80

S180

S260

100

x 100

S137

S180

S305

100

x 100

Anticorrosion pad

Dimensions 110

x 110

130

x 130

S305 S330 S385

S460

120

x 115

S260

S385

S460

100

x 115

150

x 140

120

x 125

S330

S580

120

x 115

160

x 160

140

x 140

S580

S740

S622

160

x 165

S740*

S1395*

170

x 170

S622 - S830 S622

S1395 - S1060 S740

130

x 130

200

x 200

140

x 140

S830

S1060

S1395

190

x 190

S1630

S2100

S2390

150

x 160

S1630 S2100 S2390

S3360 S4600

200

x 210

NEW!

S3360

200

x 200

230

x 230

225

x 225

winch pad with

anticorrrosion

pad

75

28

230

x 230

modele for

continuous reef

24

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Cleats

Electrical insulations

Strong aluminum anodized cleats :

- three sizes : lg 120, lg 160, lg 200 mm.

Our PVC insulation fits onto the mast section groove. It makes it easier for the electrical

wire to go through, and guarantees phonic isolation with the halyards. Available in Ø25

and Ø32 (length 3000mm)).

Mast climbing steps

Composite steps

The climbing steps allow rapid intervention either on all the length of the

mast, or part of it (one or two to easily grab the main sail head for

example).

Two types: fixed stainless steel, or nylon folding steps (white or

grey).

Sail gates, sail entries

Warning : before using the steps, one must be belayed and secure the

handling.

Automatic or simple sail gates: they keep the main sail

slider in the sailtrack.

Bolt rope feeder ø 8,

Feeder

Main sail slider entry key

Stainless steel pad eye

Adjusters

Lazy jacks fittings

Stamped eyes, stainless steel plates or s/s moulded pad eyes (for maxi-yachts), fixed

on boom for lazy jacks/bags.

Body, toggle and screws are made of stainless steel.

The frictional ring brings a good comfort in maneuvering.

Available in standard or removable version,

for wires from ø 6 to ø 8mm.

Ball

feeder

S RANGE MASTS

Mast accessories

MISCELLANEAOUS HARDWARE

Adjusters

Models

Pin-to-pin

length

Mini Maxi

Trackless

sliders

body

ø

use for

backstay

5 tons pelican hook 315 470 25 ø 6 - 7

5 tons toggle - toggle 400 605 28 ø 8

6,5 tons pelican hook 505 715 25 ø 6 - 7

6,5 tons toggle - toggle 515 710 28 ø 8

Delrin bolt rope

feeder

Stainles

steel steps

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Stainless

steel strap

S RANGE MASTS

Spinnaker equipment

SPINNAKER EQUIPMENT

To use the spinnaker with good control you need equipment which is adapted to the type

of boat and to its use. Thanks to their experience and knowledge, sparcraft can supply

you with the spinnaker equipment that matches your requirement (see also spinnaker pole

chapter page 49).

Sparcraft can supply various systems to stow away the spi pole horizontally or

vertically (with adjustment of the height).

■ Mast stowage systems :

This allows you to put away the spar vertically on

the front side of the mast, to free the deck, and to

adjust the height of the spi pole in position. The locking

is done, according to the section, with the jaw

on a large stainless steel strap and wedge.

■ Spi pole track :

- Track for car bearing 32 x 5.5 to rivet : for boats smaller than

40’;

- Track for car bearing 32 x 5.5 to screw: for boats

from 40’ to 50’’;

- F40 ball track : For boats longer than 50’;

- Track stops available with or without sheave for

tracks 32 x 5.5;

- Track stops with sheaves available for F40 ball tracks.

■ Sliders / toggles / car bearings / spi track blocks :

Available per sets, or separate parts, please ask us for advice.

■ Horizontal stowage system (on the deck): Stainless steel

pole stowage allowing you quickly put away the spi pole on the deck

(stainless steel ø8).

Spi eyes

■ These are used to put the spi pole in position on the front side of

the mast. Various types are available: fixed spi eyes, or on a track

for adjustment, standard or reinforced, simple or with a piston.

Spi pole ends

■ There are many sparcraft spi pole ends available: piston, automatic jaw,

jockey pole, composite or aluminum.

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Mast stowage systems

Spi eye

for adjustment

with piston

Spi eye


Deck stepped

mast base

Deck stepped mast:

keel stepped mast

U-shaped step

Deck

The mast is set on a mast step which has the external shape of the section and keeps the mast in

position with the standing rigging.

Keel stepped mast :

The mast goes through the deck through a deck collar provided with

a double water-proofing and wedging system, then is set on a keel step

or a “u” shaped mast step.

base

Mast plug:

keel stepped mast

Simple step

Up to 45’, the mast sections are directly set on the

mast steps. For larger masts, to avoid any premature

compression, the mast step consists of two parts: the

base which is assembled on the mast, and the mast

step which is set on the deck (for sections S1395, S1410E,

S2100, S1380E, S2390).

S RANGE MASTS

Mast step & Deck collars

MAST STEPS & DECK COLLARS

Deck collar

with wedge

and clamp

mast step

U-shaped step

Deck collar including wedging and deck

waterproofing, as well as the halyard blocks

for keel stepped masts.

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S RANGE MASTS

Mast step & Deck collars

ACCESSORIES FOR MAST STEPS & DECK COLLARS

NEW

ashackle.

Pins, block springs

Mast step blocks

These blocks are made of a brand new

material – GVX – designed from high

resistance fiberglass. They can be hooked

with a toggle, an articulated toggle, or

Stainless steel clevis pin (12 x 34; 14 x 39), or threaded (12 x 27; 14 x 26;

12 x 42; 14 x 51)…

Springs sizes 35, 50 et 60 mm (Lg 40) et and size 80 mm (Lg 50), for

mast steps.

Pad eyes

Stainless steel pad eyes for mast step blocks ø10, screwed pad eyes ø12;

Mast steps and deck collars are delivered with a vand pad eye. Vang pad eyes

A45 are sold separately (ø10 holes)..

Deck tie rod

Deck tie rods

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The deck tie rods (one or several depending on the size of the mast) are

mounted between the collar and the stepped part of the mast. As the

halyards are attached to the collar on the deck, the tie rods compensate

for the load they exert.

Model M6 M6 M10 M12 M14 M14

Length

(mm)

140 230 335 330 410

375

RTT70

INTERNAL WATERPROOF SYSTEMS

INTERNAL SPLICES

Deck tie rod

The Sparcraft internal system guarantees keel stepped mast to be watertight.

The system is installed just below the lowest halyard exit. This exit doubles as the

drain.

Springs for

maststeps

All our sections can incorporate a splice, determined by the constraints of transport or

production (size of the anodizing tank : 21.5 m in the USA and 19.50 m in France).

Internal splice

Mast sections S35 S67

Splice length

(mm)

S80 - S137 - S180

S260 - S305 - S330

S385 - S460 - S580

S622 - S740-

S830- S1060

- S1395 - S1395

Mast step blocks

Sizes (mm) 35 50 60 80

Breaking loads (kg) 820 1200 2000 3000

Working loads (kg) 410 600 1200 1800

Rope diameter (mm) 3-8 4-12 6-14 8-18

S2100 - S2390

S3360 - S4600

400 600 800 1200 1500

silicone

injection

Stainless steel

clevis pin

pad eyes

for mast

step blocks


EASY & LOW

MAINTENANCE

EASY HANDLINGS

Function P28 & 29

Electrical & hydraulic drive P30

>> Easy cruising :

Sparcraft offers a complete

range of furling masts, manual

version or motor assisted electrical

and hydraulic systems. The

Sparcraft manual furling masts

exclusively use wormdrive systems.

This system is the only way

to guarantee a perfect furling

operation without jamming, and

can be handle by one person

(two-hand control).

FURLING MAST - F RANGE

FURLING MASTS

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FURLING MAST - F RANGE

ffortless reefing

The SPARCRAFT manual stoway masts work with a tried and tested worm drive reefing

system. The perfect lead of the reefing control allows partial or totally furl the main sail

from the cockpit in a reliable way. In addition Sparcraft can offer a hydraulic or electric

drive system to make reefing even easier.

A COMPLETE RANGE UP TO 72’

■ The SPARCRAFT manual stoway masts exclusively use worm drive systems. This system

is the only way to guarantee a perfect furling operation without jamming, and can be operated

by one person (two-hand control).

Manual System

Stainless

steel guard

■ The sections range from 4.9kg/ml to 15.9kg/ml, and are a perfect alternative to the

standard sparcraft sections (see also the custom chapter for large boats). It is possible to

offer all our customers – yards, professionals or private customers, either a furling or a

traditional mast with the same mast step reference and the same running and standing

rigging.

■ The groove opening is off centre in order to improve the reefing operation when using

the manual version.

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Groove opening to

reduce friction

Plastic

guard

Screw

ø 90 for

reefing


© Island Packet 465

Operation of the furler

SPARCRAFT REFERENCES

FURLING MAST - F RANGE

Efforttless reefing

Perfect lead of the rope (controlled

from cockpit) with a worm drive;

The worm drive transmits the rotation

in which the main sail is reefed;

Reefing the sail at the luff reduces the

sail area rapidly;

The mast sections are extruded with an additional

aft groove so a trisail can be easily fitted;

Plastic protection is clipped to the edge of the

sail groove, this reduces wear to the main sail and

minimizes noise (when the sail is out).

■ Range compatibility: the compatibility between the S range and F range allows the shipyards to fit their

boats with either a standard or a furling mast, with the same mast step and deck collars and the same running

and standing riggings. Thus it is easy to go from a standard mast to a furling mast.

Shipyards who have already used our furling masts :

Bénéteau 57, Cabo Rico, Catalina, Dufour (325,365,385,425,455,485,525); Feeling (32, 36, 39, 44),

Hood, Island Packet, Oceanis 50; Sunbeam (37,39,42/1, 44, 53); Sun Odyssey 32 & 49; Tartan,

Wauquiez (43,47,55).

© Hood 55 Expedition

THE SPARCRAFT ADVANTAGES

■ Fast and safe reefing

■ Easy handling from the cockpit

■ Reefing the sail at the luff reduces the sail area efficiently

and rapidly

■ Electric and hydraulic drive systems are available for

Sparcraft furling mast sections (see page 32).

See also

custom

chapter page

12.

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Hydraulic ou electric drive

FURLING MAST - F RANGE

ffortless reefing

HYDRAULIC OR ELECTRIC DRIVE

For easier operation Sparcraft offers an optional electrical or hydraulic system (see diagram

below). Simply by pressing a button, the main sail will furl in and out (remember to ease the main

sheet before*).

* warning possible high loads

The electrical 12V or 24V motors are perfectly integrated into the mast section and are mounted

on a reducer; the mechanism is operated either manually (with a winch handle) or electrically.

The system is totally integrated into the mast : the mechanism can be installed in the standard

manual furling masts.

The BOXTRON system makes the assembly and the wiring of the electrical system easier. This “intelligent

relay box” protects the electrical installation and guarantees good operation of your furling system. It is available

in remote control or radio control.

BOOMS FOR FURLING MASTS

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BOXTRON SYSTEM advantages:

Protection from overloads by an adjustable electronic

cut-out device with automatic reset;

Sound alarm in case of failure. Control LED’s;

Furling begins slowly then increases quickly with

accelerated ramp up

Available in two versions: “tele” and “radio”

control

All our boom sections can be fitted to suit the furling masts

(wheeled boom cars, or with a track and ball bearing cars);

Roller cars for sections F60 to F810 and ballbearing

cars for sections F550 to F3400


PERFORMANCE &

O P T I M I Z A T I O N

RACERS

& LARGE ONE DESIGN

SERIES

>> Race series :

One design range is the category

for the large one-design

boats series. Widespread in the

USA, with boats such as the

Etchells 22 or J24, which have

also been growing over the last

few years in Europe. Sparcraft

has a great experience in this

area and the brand is renowned

for its capacities in this very

demanding field.

O N E D E S I G N M A S T S

ONE DESIGN

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When it comes to rigging, Sparcraft has for a long time

been the favourite partner of classes, skippers, yards

and designers, thanks to the correspondence between the

various protagonists. One-design mast manufacturing demands

the utmost reactivity and meticulousness to guarantee the performance,

the equity of the products and the control of costs.

Our experience in racing allows us to offer products

adapted to the one-design boats performances and

gauge rules. It is not down to chance that Sparcraft

is chosen by the greatest yards to supply masts for

their largest series.

R I G G I N G S A D A P T E D T O G A U G E S

© J Boat

© Rigging Systems

© Jeanneau

ONE DESIGN

RACE & LARGE ONE-DESIGN SERIES

INNOVATION & SYNERGIE

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Knowledge of the class rules

Our experience in competition is supported by a

team of top regatta racers, helping in developing

our “racing” products. The engineers and technicians

of our design department have the CAD means to stick to

the customer specification: weight, stress, aerodynamics,...

SPARCRAFT REFERENCES

The most competitive shipyards and racers trust our knowledge,

and our policy to talk to the customer to optimize our

products: Beneteau25, Dragon, Etchells 22, Figaro Beneteau,

J24, J80, J105, J109, Jod 24 & 35, Ideal18, Selection, Sun

Fast 3200, Sonar, 747,...

SPARCRAFT

ONE DESIGN


ELEGANCE &

S O L I D I T Y

CATAMARAN

OPTIMIZATION

Multihull sections P36

Catamaran accessories P37

Catamaran beams P38

M U L T I H U L L M A S T S

Photo : Voilerie Tonnerre

>> Multihull

specifications

The specific geometry of

multihulls requires meticulous

design and realisation,

as well as good experience.

Sparcraft offers all that. We

have proved this in the realisation

of large series and

have developed other products

specially for multihulls.

MULTIHULLS MASTS

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Multihull sections

The specific geometry of multihulls requires meticulous design and realisation,

as well as good experience. Sparcraft offers all that. We have proved

this in the realisation of large series and have developed other products

specially for multihulls.

Sections: Spacraft offers appropriate sections and optimizes the whole mast for

all multihull specific geometries: wing masts, fixed mast with tripod, ...

Sections Dimensions

Inertias / Cm4 XX’ YY’

Weight

Slider or bolt rope

(mm)

F 32 C* 69 x 124 32 98 1,67 - R 8 mm

F 49 C 74 x 135 49 138 1,9 - R 8 mm

F 175 C 98 x 204 175 510 3,8 C 16 mm -

F 590 C 138 x 300 590 2300 7,2 C 23 mm -

*on special request only

MULTIHULL MASTS

SPECIFIC MULTIHULL SECTIONS

SPECIFIC GEOMETRIES

Multihulls are mostly fitted with self-standing systems, which holds the mast by

one forestay and two cap shrouds linked to the deck by chainplates.

These self-standing masts can be divided into two groups:

- pivoting masts called teardrop masts or wing masts (wing masts as found on

Formula 28 and F 40);

- fixed masts.

These fixed masts are rigged in different ways:

- masts on tripods: the spreaders are connected to the front strut or jumper which

stiffens the mast longitudinally.

- intermediate shapes: the mast is simply supported sideways by the spreaders and fwd lower shrouds

(not self-standing lengthways, so no jumpers)

- “chimney” masts: with no front jumper nor spreaders, but the shrouds

include lower shrouds and occasionally a staysail stay.

The Sparcraft constructions, approved by the greatest multihulls

yards, meet the demands of these various geometries. Our design unifies

reliability and performance.

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Gold Coast 65ʼ


Custom: our

means of design

and production

allow us to optimise

the mast set-up,

with parts adapted

to your project (special spars, davit,

chainplate,…)

SPARCRAFT Testimonials

Sparcraft References : AB Marine, Catana, Catlant

600, Foutaine Pajot, Gold Coast 62’, Outremer,

Yapluka 70, Lagoon, Monotype sailing one 25,

Ocean Voyager 64 & 82, Switch...

© Outremer

Sparcraft makes many accessories for multihulls : crossbeams, struts, special

requests,…

Sparcraft has designed specific

crossbeams, with innovative structure

and ergonomics. (See also page 38)

The whisker pole* bears and

pushes forward (for more fluent

manoeuvres) the asymmetrical spin-

naker or the gennaker.

* Warning : The whisker pole is not supposed to bear the

weight of person.

MULTIHULL MASTS

Safely Sparcraft

CUSTOM CATAMARANS

SPARCRAFT TESTIMONIALS

CATAMARAN ACCESSORIES

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CROSSBEAMS FOR 37’ TO 62’ MULTIHULLS

Design and ergonomics

Sparcraft has developed a range of crossbeam sections especially

designed for multihulls, bearing in mind safety, style,

structure and easy assembly.

SPECIFIC CROSSBEAM SECTIONS

aluminium…

Special monohulls : exclusive sections designed to

withstand the stress taken by the crossbeams: links to the

hulls and forestay attachment, fixing of the trampoline

and compression beams brackets

Safety : : the section is flat on the top,

nonslip, and the bridle ends are inside

the section.

Type

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Maximum integration of structural elements

: chainplates and wire entries are

blended in with the section; cavity for the

strut.,...

Carefully produced details : electrolytic

protection of all s/s connecting parts, nonslip

integrated chainplate

Range from 37’ up to 62’

Easy to assemble : nothing is welded,

all fixations are screws or rivets

“Flush” Design : the bridle ends are concealed

inside the section, for good ergonomics and for safety

Net fixation sliders : 4 mm thick, 23 mm wide.

T44 &T55

Numerous options: stainless steel main and auxiliary

anchor roller, bow sprit, leather insulation for electric

wires and arch, unsinkability, bi-color light with cables, s/s light gard, painting, compression

beam bracket (for more options please ask us).

Multihull overall length (feet)

with compression

beam

without compression

beam

T44 37 à 48’ * 37 à 44’ *

T55 48 à 62’ * 45 à 55’ *

Inertias

(cm 4 )

712 x

1773

1970 x

4250

Dimensions

(mm)

Protective

bushing

Build-in

cathedral

bridle cable

Weight

Kg/M

Non-skid area

ø Bridle

(mm)

ø Forestay

(mm)

125 x 228 8,2 ø 14

ø 10

ø 12

ø 14

ø 16 ø 14

ø 14

155 x 285 13 ø 19 ø 16

ø 19

*The exact type of crossbeam can only be chosen after calculation by the Sparcraft team, with all data of the boat.

ø 22 ø 22


Photo : © Marc Ducrey / Chamade - OVNI 365

INNOVATION &

SYNERIGY

STRENGTH

& MAINTENANCE FREE

>> Reliability & maintenance

free

The LS/LX/RX Range has been

developed according to a specific

technological concept to establish

the west-about solo nonstop

record. Now the same

technology from offshore racing

is available for every boat

thanks to Facnor’s continuous

development.

L S L X R X H E A D S A I L F U R L E R

HEADSAIL FURLING SYSTEMS

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■ Smooth rotation even under high loads

■ Maintenance free

■ Strong connections

■ Smooth stainless steel feeder + pre feeder (LX range)

■ Rotating tack fitting (LX/RX range)

■ Adjustable guides

■ Insulation between different materials

■ 40 micron hard anodising

■ Easy installation thanks to the bottom telescopic section

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HEADSAIL FURLER

Easy handling

From the smallest of cruising yachts to the biggest

round the world race yachts, they all

have something in common, the same LS/LX

technology

STRENGTH & MAINTENANCE FREE

Drum

& swivel :

- waterproof : thanks to 2

elastomer moulded twin rim joints;

- the bearing box is composed with a

stainless steel thrust bearing between 2

large self-lubrificating polymer fibre

bearings;

- the bearing box takes the axial loads

(halyard tension) and lateral loads

(outhaul tension);

- hard anodising (40 microns) protects

these parts against impacts

and abrasion

Strong

connexions &

sections :

The SX twin groove foil

sections, round shaped,

offer smooth furling as

well as a high rigidity.

- high performance

polyamid bearing;

- connexions with

high torque resistance.

LS / LX / RX according to your sailing programme : you will find within

the three ranges of headsail furling and reefing systems, the Facnor product adapted

to your needs either cruising, ocean navigation or racing.

LS / LX cruising programme : the LS range offers a large choice of standard

models. Beside, the LX range corresponds to an "upgraded" range featuring a removable

drum, a rotating tack fitting, and a stainless steel feeder.

RX racing/cruising programme : If you race, the RX furling systems will meet

your satisfaction with their aerodynamic sections, the rotating tack fitting and the

removable drum allow you to use the system as a head foil.

Removable drum : system used as a simple head foil

Just a few minutes are needed to change the furling system into a twin groove

head foil ready for racing.

For more information, see the Facnor catalogue.


PERFORMANCE &

RELIABILITY

WELL CALCULATED

SECTIONS

& OPTIMIZATION OF THE

FUNCTIONNALITIES

Standard Booms P42

Racing Booms P44

Custom Booms P46

>> Standard or custom :

Standard or custom, aluminium

or composite, traditional or

motorized, the Sparcraft booms

are optimized for your boat.

Their design, manufacturer and

ease of operation thanks to our

experience, will be appreciate

under sail.

ALUMINIUM & CARBON BOOMS

carbon canoe boom

BOOMS

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Tested booms :

The Sparcraft booms are tested over thousands

of miles, and their mechanism (cams,

sheaves, gooseneck) as well as their structure

are very reliable.

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BOOMS - STANDARD RANGE

STANDARD RANGE SECTIONS

Standard or custom, aluminium or composite, traditional or

motorized, the Sparcraft booms are optimized for your boat.

Their design, manufacturer and ease of operation thanks to our

experience, will be appreciate under sail.

Well dimensioned sections

The sea can be an hostile environment

and it is important to

trust a well calculated section

with the right inertia to your sailing

programme.

Boom ends and internal reefing system

Outboard boom ends are supplied with 3 or 4 sheaves as well

as the inboard ends which may also have, if requested, integrated

cams to block the reefing system.

New design

The new outboard boom ends (2 models F550 / F810) are

stainless steel (with electrolytic polishing) and

are totally integrated into the boom. With better

ergonomics, they allow fitment of the main

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sheet as aft as possible, and are also lighter. E

C

F36

F60

F125

F220

F550

F810

F1700

A

B

Dimensions

(mm)

52

x71,6

68

x95

80

x110

98

x130

98

x160

121

x190

122

x225

130

x276

IXX’ (Cm4)

IYY’ (Cm4)

D

Weight (Kg/M)

15 32 1,34

42 90 2,1

70 165 2,5

143 340 3,72

200 620 4,70

360 1000 5,44

460 1793 6,95

852 3470 9,8

BOOMS F36 F60 F125 F220 F550 F810 F1700

Tack stand off A 40 40 40 50 50 55 55

Tack down C 70 70 70 85 85 80 80

Reefing hook

F3400

B 45 35 35 40 40 55 55

D 50 40 40 45 45 60 60

Foot groove entry E 130 130 130 170 180 245 245


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Single line reefing system

Booms for furling masts : all Sparcraft boom sections

are available for furling masts : see pages 29 à 32.

Easy system : with Sparcraft’s

single line reefing system, one

sailor working from the cockpit can reef a sail in under 30 seconds

Booms accessories

Different options of goosenecks, swivelling boom bales, vang

fittings, sheaves, jammers, inboard and outboard ends,...

Swivelling boom bales ø 6, ø 8, ø 10;

Stainless steel vang fittings;

Main outhaul car and Outhaul car for furling boom,

Stainless coupling for Sparcraft outhaul cars......

Boom brackets;

Bolt rope lazy jacks. Pad eyes see page 25.

BOOMS - STANDARD RANGE

Tested strength

OPTIONS & ACCESSORIES

Reinforced

gooseneck

SPECIAL BOOMS

Booms with tender crane (available

for F3400 section only);

Tapered booms option (contact us)

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RACING BOOMS

ertical inertia Max depth

PERFORMANCE DESIGN

The foot of the sail is free and

the clew is fixed with a strap

toward the back of boom. The

whole internal and external components

of this new range have

been optimised in order to perfectly

fit the boom sections in terms of performance and

weight.

The main sheet system must be located at the outboard

end of the boom or at a maximum distance of 90% of the

angle (E).

CLEVER CONCEPTION : The boom end and the toggle

have a common root. Many parts have been integrated

as much as possible.

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Sparcraft has developed a new range of high rigidity booms (vertical

inertia) for racing or "fast cruising" sailing boats. These

new booms will enable us to increase the projected area of the

mainsail. The profiles have been specifically designed so that

the power of the sail does not get partially absorbed by the

deformation of the boom. The foot of the sail is free and the

clew is fixed with a strap toward the back of boom.

RIGIDITY : The“max depth” range has

been specifically designed so that the

power of the sail does not get partially

absorbed by

the deformation

of the

boom.

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

(ATTACHMENTS)

All parts have been designed

with ergonomics in

mind.

- Built-in vang attachment

- Goosenek tang to fit an

outhaul purchase or

cylinder;

- Integrated automatic reefing system: the

automatic reefing line can go through the

gooseneck toggle.


+ Max depth

COMPACT :

Compact and easy

running reef lines

Carbon

option

(on request)

LIGHTNESS : the sheet is fixed with a

loop (or webbing) on a hollow pin. The

free loop limits the torsion stress, the

constraints are controlled.

The loop pin is also used as the sheave pin.

EFFICIENCY :

the sheet block is fixed towards the back

of the boom in order to prevent twisting.

Lazy-jacks : Lazy jacks or

bags integrated in the footgroove

(except R249)

THE ADVANTAGES OF THE

SPARCRAFT RACING BOOM

■ High vertical inertia

■ Transmission of the

mainsail thrust

■ Increase mainsail

projected area

RACING BOOMS

Performance Design

Integration

R249

R390

R536

Dimensions

(mm)

100

x220

109

x255

118

x280

IXX’ (Cm4)

IYY’ (Cm4)

Weight

(Kg/M)

259 1075 4.59

410 1837 6.3

632 2904 8.15

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"Sparcraft touch": the design

3D modelling integrates the homogeneity of all the boom

components as well as the efforts supported by the structure.

3Sparcraft touch3: the care of details

Our specialized Custom team brings a particular care to

details and finishing touches which has built the reputation of

Sparcraft in these "top of the range" projects.

carbon canoe boom C8 :

GRAND PRIX BOOMS

PERFECTION & EASY HANDLING

"Sparcraft touch": easy handling

We offer you our experience in maxi yachts, guide your

choices and bring solutions perfectly adapted to your sailing

requirements.

Different types of special booms

Different types of special booms can be supplied :

canoe boom

P6

P7

Canoe booms

Parc Avenue

boom

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canoe boom

P8

Sparcraft has acquired a long experience in high

tech boom manufacturing, either tailor-made

aluminium or composite booms. Among others,

the Canoe booms, combined with a well-balanced

Lazy-Jacks system, can easily store large

areas of sails.

Type Dimensions (mm) For boats weight (kg)

P6 - P7 - 8 Booms

P6 400 x 570 boats 45’ to 70‘ 18 à 27

P7 400 x 800 boats 45’ to 95‘ 15 à 32

P8 600 x 1000 boats 70’ to 95‘ 30 à 50

The Canoe boom is one of the boom types fitted to most maxi sailing yachts. The shape of this boom,

combined with a Lazy-Jack system is adapted to receive regular folds of the lowered mainsail. Sparcraft

has carbon been canoe for a long boom time C8 the : specialist in canoe boom manufacturing (aluminium and composite) enhanced

with a large choice of options.

Photo : G. Martin-Raget / CNB


CONTINUOUS REEF

6

4

5

Single line reefing

system

3

7

2

The maxi yachts require assistance for each rig handling. Sparcraft offers various solutions

for easier sailing:

The outhall push-pull cylinder

Thanks to this in-boom device the mainsail in-mast motorisation is synchronised

with the outhaul car movement. This makes the sail luff unfurl easily. This

system also tensions the mainsail.

The mainsheet push-pull cylinder

No need to use a winch for easing off the sheet thanks to this in-boom fitting.

1

Integrated reefing line jamer

The reefing line jammers can be integrated directly in the boom section. This prevents the

lines from runnning on the deck.

Integrated options

Sparcraft offers various in-boom options that aim to help rig handlings:

- integrated crane: this crane device allows you to load the yacht dinghy on board or any

other heavy objects;

- integrated rolling sheet boxes with fixed point on the deck, the box rollers avoids line

sheet frictions

- cockpit lights (led or standard)

- integration of other functions: track for sun shield or Lazy-Jack, aerials, ...

3

2

1

GRAND PRIX BOOMS

Maxi-yachts

With this Sparcraft system, reefing can be handled by only one crew-member within 30 seconds.

Different reefing systems are available :

G.V.

Standard reefing

system

“EASY SAILING” OPTIONS

4

G.V.

Tiscali 60ʼ

boom

Yapluka 70ʼ

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FACSLIDES

The recirculating ball bearing car system is designed for full batten mainsail.

It helps to raise, lower and reef the sail easily. The FACSLIDE® system

combined with a Lazy Bag is the perfect installation to handle your mainsail

on your own. The new Facsildes+ are more efficient than ever.

The FACSLIDE® system aim is for “effortless sailing”:

Easy handling :The FACSLIDE® system combined with a Lazy Bag fitting becomes

the perfect fitting for solo mainsail handling;

Easy installation : This installation does not require any modification to the mast.

The tracks (FACSLIDE® components) are easily fitted to the mast with slugs located inside the mast groove.

Clever product conception: different car models can be mixed together on the same FR25 tracks. This

way, when the cars are down, the stack height of the sail can be kept to a minimum.

The FACSLIDE® components are: 2 m tracks (new), one head board car, batten and intermediate cars.

The cars allows adjustment to the sail even when sailing downwind.

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HOIST AND LOWER THE SAIL EFFORTLESSLY

MONOBLOCK CARS

The FACSLIDE® cars are

CNC machined in one

block of aluminium, this

makes them shock-proof

when lowering the sail.

TRACKS FITTING

TO THE MAST

WITHOUT

MODIFICATION

The tracks are easily

fixed with slugs alongside

the existing mast

without unstepping

TOP AND BOTTOM STOPPERS

Delivered in the FACSLIDE® kits, these stoppers prevent the

cars from sliding off the track.

HEADBOARD CAR

can be fitted on the head board of the existing sail

or simply on a ring.

New!

+ than 180°

AUTOMATIC REEFING

Reefing the sail is easy

due to the low tension on

the mainsail halyard.

Tensioning the luff also

becomes easy even when

you are sailing before the

wind. For the F40

models, Facnor has

developed an efficient

outhaul car.

Safety-clip device

(similar to the FX Gennaker furlers)


SPINNAKER POLES

& BOWSPRITS

RELIABILITY

LIGHTNESS

RESISTANCE

Aluminium spi poles P50

Carbon spi poles P51 & P52

Bowsprits P53

Code 0 and Gennaker furlers P54

ALUMINIUM & CARBON SPI POLES

Photo : © Grand Soleil

>> From Spinnaker to

Gennaker/Code zero :

From small boats to maxiyachts,

cruising or racing,

Sparcraft supplies the best

equipment perfectly adapted to

your sailing programm (asymmetric/symmetric

Spinaker,

Gennaker & Code zero). This

chapter contains the new tapered

pre-impregnated carbon spi

poles and the new range of

bowsprits.

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ALUMINIUM SPINNAKER POLES

Reliablity & resistance

TANGONS ALUMINIUM

Two types: symetric and asymetrics spinnaker poles (see

datas below);

Standard & automatic pole ends with anodized fitting &

stainless steel mechanism;

Anodized tube 6005A T6. Manufactured with high

quality aluminium alloy from european origin;

Automatic pole ends: remote opening:

TYPE 1

ø 40 ø 55 ø 63 ø 80

TYPE 2

ø 80 - ø 90 - ø 100 - ø 125

OPTION

*option automatic end for ø 80 - ø 90

Composite or aluminium ends:

- Trigger piston end ø 47 (simple);

- Automatic trigger piston end ø 47;

- Automatic trigger piston end ø 71;

- Automatic trigger piston end ø 89;

RINGS & ACCESSORIES

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Sparcraft poles have been proven over millions of miles

thanks to simple pole ends and high quality tubes. In this

way, Sparcraft makes your Spinnaker handling easier. The

spi poles have been designed to protect the crew and the

equipment while making the spi handling easier.

Photo credit : Yves Ronzier / RM 1350 RM-Yachts

Type of

assembly

SYMMETRIC SPI POLE

Type 1 40 3000 Pist ø 36 Pist ø 36

Type 1 55 3350 Pist ø 55 Pist ø 55

Type 1 63 4000 Pist ø 55 Pist ø 55

Type 1 80 5300 Pist ø 55 Pist ø 55

ASYMMETRIC SPI POLE

Type 2

(Track 32x5)

Male fitting

80 5300 for bel Pist ø 55

Type 2

(integrated to the mast)

ø Tube (mm)

Max length

section (mm)

Inboard

end

80 5300 Male fitting

for bel

Outboard

end

Pist ø 55

Type 2

(Track 32x5)

90 4500 ditto Pist ø 55

Type 2

(Track 32x5)

100 6000 ditto Pist ø 80

Type 2

100 6000

(integrated to the mast)

ditto Pist ø 80

Type 2

(Track 32x5)

125 7000 ditto Pist ø 80

Type 2

(ouhaul cars F40)

125 7000 ditto Pist ø 80

Automatic or not

Option : Vectran briddles

Reduction rings :

The reduction

rings offer the possibility

to change

ends while keeping

the existing

tubes.

Delrin Spi pole ring

sup ø x inf ø ø 63 x ø 58

ø 80 x ø 70

ø 100 x ø 70

ø 125 x ø 70

Other accessories:

Mast stowage systems, tracks, spi, eyes,

pole stowage: see mast chapiter p. 26


Sparcraft has designed a new range of tapered and

pre-impregnated carbon Spinnaker poles that garantee

lightness and resistance to perform racing or cruising trip.

Pre-impregnated High tech process in female mould

Rigid and resistant

NEW RANGE OF PRE-IMPREGNATED SPINNAKER POLES

Carbon fibres get positioned in the expected direction and therefore the draping

according to the local constraints is really well adapted;

The baking process in autoclave oven ensures the optimal polymerization;

The pre-impregnated draping of the fabrics in a female mould results in a perfectly

smooth surface, no need to add any coating.

Carbon offers a good resistance against buckling phenomenon as well as

a high rigidity;

The establishment of 3D models highlights structural forces;

The whole range has been optimized after successive mechanical software

tests in order to guarantee the longevity of the carbon spinnaker poles.

Light and easy to handle

a winning carbon / tapered* combination of the section: about 50% lighter than an aluminium

pole, i.e. a gain of 4,6 Kg for a middlesized 4-meter pole;

* tapered at one end from 100 mm diameter

No international rating handicap.

Reliable device

The standard end fittings are in composite reinforced with fibreglass and the mechanisms in

stainless steel (no corrosion). Both are insulated from the tube by a fibreglass ring;

End fittings have automatic trigger as

well as internal and external control;

Stainless steel screws are insulated.

Perfect Finishing

White polyurethane coat (R.A.L. 9016);

Other colors available on request.

CARBON SPINNAKER POLES

Lightness & Performance

Tapered

> Tapered from

100 diameter

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CARBON SPINNAKER POLES

Lightness & Performance

CHOOSING THE CARBON SPINNAKER POLE

Determine your carbon spinnaker pole with your Sparcraft agent.

This chart (bellow) is a rough guide to the sections correspondence :

1/2 CPW

m

S.P.L.

J = the horizontal distance from the perpendicular

of the most forward point on the

deck to the front of the mast*

SPL = Spinnaker Pole Length*

1/2 CPW = the horizontal distance from

the centre of the mast to chain plate pin

* SPL can be superior to J, but usually SPL = J.

J

Determine and have determined the J or SPL measurement of your sailing boat. On the chart match

this dimension to the Spinnaker area (and to the CPW).

Other parameters are to be taken into account, it is necessary to have all the information validated by

one Sparcraft agent or Design Department.

Special length on request.

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Sparcraft offers a new range of bowsprits. Easily removed

from the deck these innovative spars can be fitted on sailing

boats from 25 to 57 feet. They have been specially designed

for Gennakers/Code zero or asymmetric Spinnakers. The

deck fixing device allows a free foredeck when arriving at

the harbour or mooring.

REMOVABLE BOWSPRIT

Simple and easy functioning

Deck fixing block

Integrated line stopper

Easy fixation thanks to an

automatic locking device on deck

fixing blocks;

Simple installation (only a short

backwards movement is needed to

fit the bowsprit on the deck);

Quick removal and storage on a

third fixing block;

Integrated line stopper for holding

the tackline;

The locking system incorporates an anti-theft device.

Complete kit including :

Aluminium bowsprit with special end fittings: bridle

attachment at the front and fixing block device at the back

(delivered pre-installed);

Adjustable central fixing collar;

Deck fixing blocks.

Technical datas

section ø

(mm) Alu.

Total length

(mm - feet)

Minimum length

inside (mm- feet)

Maximum length

outside (mm)

© ADBoats

Ergonomic design

End fitting has a

integral machined

sheave;

Bridle attachment

integrated in

the front end fitting

design;

The central fixing collar

is captive from the

bowsprit but it is removable

from the fixing

block. The foredeck is

therefore totally free (no

more fixed collar in the

way).

Use example

Boat length (feet)

Maximum sail area (m 2 )

Asymmetric

spinnaker

Gennaker

& Code O

ø 70 1600 - 5ʼ3” 800 - 2ʼ7” 800 - 2ʼ7” 25-36ʼ 60 37*

ø 80 1800 - 5ʼ10” 900 - 2ʼ11” 900 - 2ʼ11” 36-40ʼ 82 52*

ø 90 1900 - 6ʼ2” 950 - 3ʼ1” 950 - 3ʼ1” 40-47ʼ 102 65*

ø 100 2000 - 6ʼ6” 1000 - 3ʼ3” 1000 - 3ʼ3” 48-57ʼ 130 / 150* 105*

THE SPARCRAFT BOWSPRIT

ADVANTAGES

■ Easy foredeck installation

and removal;

■ Automatic locking device for

a maximum safety;

■ Suitabe for a large range of

sailboats

© J.m. Rieupeyrout / Dufour-Yachts

BOWSPRITS

fitted-in sheave

Briddles attachment

*with briddles

Options

NEW

Articulating toggle

for Gennaker / Code

zero furler

attachment,

Fixing

plate fitted on

stemhead.

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GENNAKER & CODE ZERO FURLERS

Easy handling

■ Innovative : removable furling line

■ Lightness : optimized system and ultracompact

Photo : Shipman / Shipman 50

GENNAKER & CODE ZERO

Quick and easy to fit & Easy performance

Removable furling line

The Fx furler has been designed to easily furl your Gennaker

or Code 0. Moreover, our design team has developed unique

innovations in order to safely and quickly install the furler.

With this new furling equipment handling and flying sails

becomes easy for the racing or cruising yachtman.

■ Easily installed and stored (the continuous drum is fitted with

quick-release-pin fastenings ).

■ Sturdiness : strong one piece aluminium drum

■ Maintenance free : fullysealed bearings

■ Stainless steel guide insures a smooth, perfect rotation

of the furling line

■ Continuous line drum: low profile design (just

above deck), i.e. a maximum sail luff

■ Design is uniform across the range

■ Large range of fitting options : 2-to-1

swivel, special textile shackles,

Thimble,...

A STRONG

ONE-PIECE DRUM

CONTINUOUS

LINE DEVICE

This system eliminates

furling line overrides.

SWIVEL

Available in different

versions (ex. Two-toone

version, advantage

: optimal halyard

tension)

ALUMINIUM THIMBLE

The thimble and luff rope quickly transfer

the furling action from the drum to the

luff for tight and even furling.

(supplied on request)

TORQUE ROPE

It efficiently transfers the furling rotation from the

drum to the swivel. The torque rope is captive within

the sail luff tape. (supplied on request)

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REMOVABLE

FURLING LINE

1 2 3 4 5 6


PERFORMANCE &

OCEAN

STRENGTH &

EFFICIENCY

Performance range P56

Ocean range P57

Boomkicker P58

>> Strength

& efficiency :

The vang is decisive in the

tuning of the main sail fall.

The vang fittings makes the

reefing safer, as the boom is

kept high. There are several

types in the Sparcraft range,

spring, pneumatics, or the

lightest model: boomkicker

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VANGS

Performance

SPARCRAFT VANGS

Safer and easier reefing

No topping lift needed

For boats 22’ to 68’

Tried and tested over thousands

of miles

PERFORMANCE RANGE

Vang fitting for the mast:

Three Performance models :

- Size 1 - 2

- Size 3 - 4

- Size 4 - 5

Vang fitting for the boom

Width

(mm)

Thickness

(mm)

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A silent, light design;

Steady, constant thrust;

Options: purchase 12 to 1; painting;

Machined fittings;

Corrosion resistent pneumatics.

Boom sections

26 1,5 F36 / F60

26,5 2,5 F125 / F220

30 4 F550 / F3400

F135 à F305

Sizes

0 1350 1160 0 8/10

2 1395 1155 115 14

3 1740 1450 115 14

4 2000 1710 115 14

3 1740 1450 230 14

4 2000 1710 230 14

5 2000 1710 345 14

5 2000 1710 460 14

5 2000 1710 575 14

5 2300 2010 345 14

5 2300 2010 460 14

5 2300 2010 575 14

Axe/ pin

Cardan / Toggle

Rivet

Longueur ouverte

Goupille

Split Pin

Length closed (mm)

F135 à F305

Performance

Sparcraft offers three ranges of vangs –

Performance, Ocean and boomkicker,

adapted to your sailing programm: cruising

or racing.

Corrosion resistent spring

(ocean) or pneumatic (performance)

Strictly controlled products

Fully anodized

Max. spring

strength (kg)

Pin on mast & boom

Manille / Shackle

Coulisseau

Bracket

Rondelle

Washer

Ecrou / Nut


Ocean

Vang for the high sea

Wide range

X

Ferrure de halebas (1)

Vang attachment (1)

Tube (2)

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BOOMKICKER

Flexing spring vang - Boomkicker

SIMPLE & EFFICIENT

BoomKicker : simple and efficient

Lightweight and low profile;

For racing or cruising, Boomkicker is an economic,

easy, light and reliable system for boats up to 12

m (40 ft).

No topping lift needed, all fastenings included, the

hoisting and lowering of the main sail is easier and

safer;

The tuning of your sail is precise and you will get better performances from

your boat. The boomkicker supports the boom and gives the best shape to your sail;

Safer reefing in strong wind: the boom does drop down when the main sail is lowered.

Boom

Boomkicker

compressed,

vang stretched

Patented flexing springs provide fast response and a

near constant force for vang efficiency;

Easy installation independent of existing kicking strap. No need

to replace existing hardware;

Simple to follow fitting instructions and all fastenings included;

Mast fitting can use the luff groove to eliminate drilling;

Maintenance free durable design that eliminates friction and sliding

parts;

Light weight, silent and rustproof.

Boat length

(m)

© Barton

Boat length

(feet)

Mast

Pin to pin

Length* (mm)

Boom

Max rods can be

reduced (mm)

Boomkicker

extended,

vang free

Max initial Full

Adjustment**

Max stroke at full

adjustment***

6 m maxi. 20’ maxi 960 150 300 150 90

6 à 7,50 m 20’ à 25’ 1070 150 300 150 140

7,5 à 9 m 25’ à 30’ 1180 150 300 150 185

9 à 10,5 m 30’ à 35’ 1250 CPLT 150 400 200 230

10,5 à 12 m 35’ à 40’ 1450 150 400 200 270

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© Barton

* At minimum pin - pin length ** Maximum stroke at initial pin - pin

***Maximum stroke at min. pin - pin. Stroke is travel flexed. 2.5 cm of stroke equates to approx. 18 cm at end of boom

Mast

Pulling the boom down causes the

boomkicker to flex upwards, releasing

straightens the rods thereby lifting

the boom to the right level with

the crane.

BOOMKICKER

ADVANTAGES

- Keeps the boom high

- Helps controlling the

shape of the sail

- Light weight and

maintenance free

Force

(kg)


TUFF LUFF AERO

P ERFO R MING

EASY , FAST

& EFFICIENT

>> Easily installed :

Sparcraft markets the double

groove tuff luff headstay.

Light, aerodynamic, easy to

install and use, it is essential

in racing or fast cruising.

The aero model increases

the performance of your

boat.

HEADSTAY SYSTEMS TUFF LUFF

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HEADSTAY SYSTEMS

& fast

AERODYNAMIC SECTION

Wind tunnel tested shape lower friction, enhancing sail

performance.

MATERIAL

Especially designed to cushion the

impacts on the section.

FEEDER

Stainless steel, snag-free feeder

allows spinnaker sheets to pass

freely.

TWIN GROOVE

The twin grooves allow for

easy sail changes.

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Sparcraft markets the double groove tuff luff

headstay. Light, aerodynamic, easy to install

and use, it is essential in racing or fast cruising.

The aero model increases the performance

of your boat.

EFFICIENT & LIGHT

Tuff Luff Aero

represents a major

evolution of s lotted headstay

systems. Its unique aerodynamic

shape provides at least

9% more lift. Faster wind reattachment

to the sail with less turbulence

is also a benefit of this patented

teardrop shape. If you have the

need for speed, you have a need

for Tuff Luff Aero.

CUSTOM POLYCARBONATE

Lighter, stronger and more durable than

comparative systems.

EASY TO INSTALL

30 minutes are enough. Can be installed on a

wire, di-form or rod forestay.

STAINLESS STEEL FEEDER

The two-piece s/s captive feeder

will not peel off.

OPTION: PRE FEEDER

Oversized silicon bronze rollers smooth out the sail

on its way to the feeder, assuring a perfect set and

eliminating the need for crew to hand-feed the sail.

Tuff Luff Aero Extrusion max. head- max. ø headstay Luff tape section

Model Luff stay length Wire # Rod ø finish weight

ref 1706.46 14,02 m 15,2 m 8 mm -17 5 mm 0,22 kg/m

ref 1706.59 18 m 19,2 m 8 mm -17 5 mm 0,22 kg/m

ref 2506.59 18 m 19,2 m 10 mm -25 5 mm 0,27 kg/m

ref 2506.72 22 m 23,2 m 10 mm -25 5 mm 0,27 kg/m

C L A S S I C M O D E L

ref 1205.25 7,6 m 8,8 m 6 mm -12 4 mm 0,16 kg/m

ref 1205.30 9,0 m 10,2 m 6 mm -12 4 mm 0,16 kg/m

ref 1205.36 11,0 m 12,2 m 6 mm -12 4 mm 0,16 kg/m

ref 1205.46 14,0 m 15,2 m 6 mm -12 4 mm 0,16 kg/m

ref 1706.36 11,0 m 12,2 m 8 mm -17 5 mm 0,25 kg/m

ref 2206.72 22,0 m 23,2 m 10 mm -22 5 mm 0,36 kg/m

ref 3007.80 24,3 m 26,2 m 11 mm -30 6 mm 0,45 kg/m

ref 4807.95 28,9m 30,7 m 14 mm -48 6 mm 0,55 kg/m

ref Max110 33,5 m 35,3 m 16 mm -60 7 mm 0,66 kg/m


SAILING

EXPERIENCE

SEE WELL &

BE SEEN

Mastheads lights P62

Mast navigation lights P63

Cockpit lights P64

Lights accessories and elect. wires P64

LIGHTS

>> Compliance and

reliability :

Your safety while sailing

depends on “important

details” like lights. Sparcraft

offers efficient* products assuring

reliability and visibility.

These lights will fit perfectly on

your mast and your way of

sailing. Follow the lights of

experience…

* to comply to the current regulations, in

particular the ColReg.

LGHTS

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LIGHT

See well and be seen

Your Sparcraft mast lights are the best at preventing possible

collisions. Tested for thousands of miles, the whole Sparcraft

range is suitable for most sailboats.

MASTHEAD LIGHTS

pict 1 pict 2 pict 3 pict 4 pict 5

These diagrams are a rough guide. Please comply to the current regulations.

White 360° light

Masthead lights (pict.1) or exceptionally motor (pict. 2) when the sailboat is shorter

than 12m (series 25) and not provided with a top motor light. Series 25 or 40. Black or

white finish.

Tricolour lights

Tricolour lights (pict. 3). :

- Red and green on the sides (112.5° on each side) for side signalisation.

- White at the stern to indicate which way you are sailing (135° - picture 3).

For sailboats longer than 12m. Series 40. Black finish.

Tri-white Light

Tricolour for sides and stern, and masthead all round white (picture 4). Only one fixation

system. Can be dismantled without tools. Available in black or white finish, series

40 (12 or 24V).

Combined tricolour strobe lights

Combined tricolour lights and all round white with strobe (120 or more per minute).

For boats up to 20m (picture 5).

Mast head lights

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Description Colour

SERIE 25

(boats < 12 m / 40')

SERIE 40

(boats > 12 m / 40')

12 V 24 V 12 V 24 V

WHITE

BLACK -

Tricolour lights BLACK - -

Tricolour combined lights

WHITE - -

BLACK - -

Combined tricolour strobe lights BLACK - - -

m e m o

SERIE 25 SERIE 40

(boats < 12 m

/ 40')

(boats > 12 m

/ 40')

white 360°

lights

Serie 40 tricolour lights

Triwhite lights

= available


These diagrams are a rough guide. Please comply

to the current regulations.

pict 6 pict 7 pict 8 pict 10 pict11

Steaming lights

Lights for sailboat while under motor (picture 6). Colour: white. 225°.

Black or white finish. Series 25 or 40.

Stainless steel bracket for steaming lights

s/s bracket for steaming lights series 25 (12V) and series 40 (12 and 24V).

Deck lights

For safe manoeuvres on the foredeck, at sea or docked (pict. 7).

Black or white finish (12 and 24V).

Combined steaming / deck lights

Steaming lights and deck spreader (pict.7 and 8).

White finish, series 40 (12 and 24V). Black finish, series 25 and 40 (12 and 24V).

Bicolour

Red and green lights (112.5° on each side for location of the boat from the sides (pict.

10). These lights must be complemented by white masthead lights (360°) as well as a stern

light. Series 25 and 40 (12 and 24V). Black finish .

Steaming lights

Spreader lights

LIGHTS

See well and be seen

Fitted to the spreader, they give better visibility when manoeuvring

on the deck Black or white finish (12 and 24V).

Description Colour

SERIE 25

(boats < 12 m / 40')

SERIE 40

(boats > 12 m / 40')

12 V 24 V 12 V 24 V

WHITE

BLACK -

s/s bracket for steaming lights S/S -

Combined steaming / deck lights

WHITE

BLACK

Bicolor lights BLACK - -

Description Colour 12 V 24 V

Deck lights

WHITE

BLACK





Spreader lights

WHITE

BLACK





Halogen boxes screw on COLOURLESS

MAST NAVIGATION LIGHTS

steaming lights

Stainless

steel steaming

light bracket (serie 40)

Deck

lights

(serie 40)

combined

steaming

/ deck lights

(serie 40)

Spreader lights

NEW!

bicolour lights

Led Spreader lights

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LIGHTS

See well and be seen

COCKPIT LIGHTS

ACCESSORIES FOR LIGHTS & WIRES

Bulbs and light guards

10 to 70W bulbs (12 and 24V) for:

- Masthead lights series 25 (12V/10W);

- Steaming lights series 25 (12 or 24V/10W);

- Series 40 (12V/10W);

- Series 40 (12V/25W);

- Series 40 (24V/10W);

- Series 40 (24V/25W);

- Spreaders (12and 24V/20W);

- Combined steaming and deck light series 40 (12V/55W);

- Combined steaming and deck light series 40 (24V/70W).

Light guards an s/s thread, light and robust

- For combined light series 25 and 40, deck light, crossbeam

light, steaming lights series 25 and 40..

Mast plug

Electrics can be disconnected easily at deck level.

Electric wires

- 2 core wire 0,75 mm 2 / 1,50 mm 2 / 2,50 mm 2 ;

- 3 core wire en 0,75 mm 2 / 1,50 mm 2 / 2,50

mm 2 ;

- Electrical lead;

Electrical conduit

Electrical conduit ø 25 mm & ø 32 mm

(available in 3 meters length).

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Boom lights offer extra comfort by lighting the cockpit

and the deck.

Description Colour 12 V 24 V

Cockpit lamps with led WHITE -

Long cockpits lamp with led WHITE

Light guards

SPARCRAFT LIGHTS ADVANTAGES

■ A complete range: most lights are available

in 12V or 24V in series 40, and finished

in black or white.

■ Comply with the current reglementations.

(ColReg 72*).

* International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

Consolidated edition 2002.


TRACEABILITY

RELIABILITY

PERFORMANCE

HIGH QUALITY

& EXPERTISE

Standing rigging P66, P67

Running rigging P67

Architectural projets P68

>> Rigging expertise :

Sparcraft Rigging assembles

and supply quality standing

(wire or rod) and running rigging.

The selected parts are

manufactured with the best

stainless steel from European

origin according to reliable

and tested machining and forging

methods. The numerous

quality controls and a strict

traceability has placed SPR at

the top of rigging manufacturing.

STANDING AND RUNNING RIGGING

STANDING AND RUNNING RIGGING

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HIGH QUALITY RIGGING

Traceability - Reliability - Performance

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Sparcraft Rigging assembles and supply quality standing (wire or

rod) and running rigging. The selected parts are manufactured

with the best stainless steel from European origin according to

reliable and tested machining and forging methods. The numerous

quality controls and a strict traceability has placed SPR at

the top of rigging manufacturing.

ENGINEERING SYNERGY

EFFICIENT PRODUCTION

EXPERTISE & PERFORMANCE

SP.R Staff are all experienced rigging technicians.

SP.R benefits from the synergy of the group LOSANGE

(see page 2) means regarding the conception, the calculation

and the design.

Quality “Wireteknik” machines are used to

terminate the complete wire range (from Ø3 to

Ø 25.4).

A running rigging workshop :

splicing, custom, rope optimization.

Our experience in sailing, both in

cruising and racing, our judicious

advice and the quality of our service

ensure an up market service to our

clients.


HIGH QUALITY RIGGING

Traceability - Reliability - Performance

Standing Rigging

Monotoron Wire rope

Compact strand

Rod Rigging

Rod & fittings

Fittings

Eye-terminals, ball-term,

ball/eye-term, toggle or fork term,

T-term, hook-term, thread-term,...

Eye or ball turnbuckles, toggle

or fork turnbuckles, Thread-turnbuckles,...

Accessories

Swageless fitting, stemball cup,

“T” backing plates, pins, strap

toggles, eye jaw toggles, insulators,

hydraulic adjusters,...

Lifelines

Running rigging

- Halyards

- Sheets

- Spinnaker kits

Architectural projects

(see page 68)

TRACEABILITY SP.R

For Sparcraft Rigging, your rigging is

exclusive. As soon as it is manufactured,

we can identify its origin*. This traceability

is a guarantee of quality …

*le gravage est réalisé sur l’embou serti bas du

câble le plus en arrière du bateau.

RELIABILITY SP.R

A series of mechanical and chemical tests

guarantees the perfect reliability of the

raw materials*. We use saline mist to test

corrosion, load tests, resistance tests,…

*E.C.

Standards

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Design - Timeless - Universal

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS

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Design - timeless - universal

Thanks to an industrial process developed from the

yachting industry, Sparcraft Rigging has developed

a unique and new concept of wire fitting for

the home, harbour, and industrial architecture.

Time resistant and strong;

Industrial process developed from the yachting

industry;

manufactured with the best stainless steel from

European origin;

Fixation possible in many different materials

(wood, metal, stone, concrete, brik, composite,

PVC,...);

A perfect reliability of the raw materials.

SPARCRAFT RIGGING

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DESIGN - TIMELESS - UNIVERSAL

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